14th Annual Jazz Critics Poll: 2019

Ballot 2019

David Kunian (Offbeat, DownBeat, New Orleans Jazz Museum)


  1. Matana Roberts, Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis (Constellation)
  2. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Ancestral Recall (Ropeadope)
  3. Tony Dagradi, Down Time (Astral Music)
  4. Brad Walker Quartet, Live at Snug Harbor (self-released)
  5. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, A Tuba to Cuba (Sub Pop)
  6. Art Ensemble of Chicago, We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (Pi -2CD)
  7. Jon Batiste, Chronology of a Dream: Live at the Village Vanguard (Verve)
  8. Tom McDermott, Meets Scott Joplin (Arbors)
  9. JD Allen, Barracoon (Savant)
  10. Dave Rempis/Joshua Abrams/Avreeayl Ra + Jim Baker, Apsis (Aerophonic)


  1. The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles (1979-2017, ECM -21CD -18)
  2. Eric Dolphy, Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance -3CD -18)
  3. Louis Armstrong, Sparks Nevada 1964! (Dot Time -18)